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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
that slammed into russia friday morning. local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock. that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. >>> now as cbs reporter tatiana anderson shows us people are cleaning up and crews are looking for the remnants of that space object. >> reporter: people in russia are cleaning up after a meteor exploded over the region friday. they're picking up pieces of shattered glass. and rebuilding windows and doors. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. the blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. the area is extremely cold. so workers are rushing to reseal windows as soon as possible. the governor promised to replace all windows within a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over central russia
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
michael garnet is a canadian hockey player living in russia. >> definitely my building was shaking, so i could feel -- i could feel a sway in my building, so it kind of sounded like a bomb went off. >> now, it's unclear if the meteorite hit russia this morning is related to that giant asteroid due to pass very close to earth later today. earlier i spoke to cbs news contributor dr. michio kaku. dr. kaku, i know meteor showers aren't particularly rare but how common is it to cause damage? >> it's quite unusual. usually on a given night objects the size of a baseball will burn up in the atmosphere, and these are the shooting stars and falling stars you see at night. however, this one was probably caused by an object as big as a car or as big as a house, burning up in the atmosphere at perhaps 20,000 miles per hour, 30,000 miles per hour such that you break the sound barrier and thus you actually land on the planet earth. these events are more rare however, they do happen and they usually burn up over the ocean. they burn up over unpopulated areas. thi
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
there in russia. a special asteroid viewing party is planned later tonight here in oakland at the chabot space and science center. they are going to have telescopes to be able to see that asteroid and scientists an astronomers on hand to talk about it. the party starts at 7:00. >> i bet after this meteorite shower in russia, a lot of people are probably going to head out to watch the asteroid. >> and around the world you see all that video coming in now. we'll probably see more. that was coming in screaming at about 33,000 miles per hour and then starts to come apart. but that compression as it's moving through the atmosphere caused that shock wave and all that damage. >> if you are in russia and you don't know what's going on and you see this, you're thinking it's the end of the world. i can see that. the good news this latest asteroid that's supposed to be approaching the earth about 17,000 miles away. that's close but not as close. >> good. >>> around the bay area we are looking at lots of sunshine coming our direction. it looks like high pressure still o
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Feb 15, 2013 1:35am PST
out and cellphones have stopped working. >> it happened in russia about 900 miles east of moscow. paul normally tracking the rain is tonight tracking meteors. >> this is an interesting one. and we have so many different vantage point was it, we can get this to you quickly because of things like youtube. imagine driving to work and that is what you see. it's a large meteor that landed in russia. here's the deal. we've been telling you over the past couple days there's a huge piece of asteroid out there that will make a very close pass to earth within 17,000 miles of earth tomorrow. we know that's not going to hit us but asteroids never travel alone. they have little buddies going with them, and some of those are going to interact with our atmosphere. and this is a different vantage point of the same meteor. we've heard reports of injuries, and that's what happened over the past hour and a half over russia. amazing video coming in. right now we've heard of no serious injuries, and it was a very rural area. but that's just a sign that we're playing a stellar dog fall game here. >> and it
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> this is about two hours ago video to show you from russia, eastern russia. and it was a flash of light in the sky. this is like a movie. look at that. that occurred, now you may be wondering because we're seeing a lot of dashcam video. a lot of insurance fraud in russia so a lot of cars have dashcams. >> any idea how big this thing is? >> i don't know. but i know it's smaller than the big meteor or asteroid that's passing by 17,000 miles from earth tomorrow. likely this was one of its little buddies that moved in in russia. oakland 45 fremont 42. the setup in the atmosphere high pressure with us all week long. it's also at its closest point to us. the storm track way up in british columbia. an offshore wind day coming down out of the northeast, 60-70 degrees. we'll stay there for the next couple days before high pressure moves down to the south and we get the onshore flow. that means we'll cool down, and next week, some showers. rainfall coming up next week. we've got two more days tomorrow and saturday close to 70 degrees before we cool down and get that rainfall in here tuesday. high
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
, stunning a canadian hockey player, now living in russia. >> i hear this loud bang! i live in a 24-story building on the 23rd floor and i looked up and the lights are shaking. i hear car alarms going off. it was just incredible. >> reporter: a zinc factory was badly damaged with a roof and wall collapse. meteor strikes with such a large impact are rare. edward lawrence for cbs news, los angeles. >> some scientists say the meteor over russia had nothing to do with the massive asteroid that came close to earth about a half hour ago. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom and cate, i guess some don't agree. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. the asteroid though as you said passed by earth a little over half hour ago and nasa says it's the closest one of its kind to approach our planet. we did a little digging to get more information on it. it's known as 2012-d.a. 14. the asteroid is 150 feet and destined for earth's backyard. experts say this is not to be confused with russia's meteor. >> the european space agency has run the videotape ba
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
the size the one that -- size of the one that slammed into russia friday morning local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. now as cbs reporter tatiana anderson shows us people are cleaning up and people are looking for the remnants of the space object. >> reporter: people in chelyabinsk, russia are cleaning up after a meteor exploded over the region friday. they're picking up pieces of shattered glass. and rebuilding windows and doors. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. the blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. the area is extremely cold. so workers are rushing to reseal windows as soon as possible. the governor promised to replace all windows within a week. nasa estimates the explosion was about 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on hiroshima. local officials say it injured more than 1,000 people and caused about $33 million in damage. cameras cap
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
in sochi, russia. on thursday russian president vladimir putin began the official countdown. it will be russia's first time hosting the winter games. >>> when we return, weight loss help from your smartphone. we'll show you apps that promise to help you shed those extra pounds. [ male announcer ] rocky had no idea why dawn was gone for so long... ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other leading brands, it has 50% more animal protein. ...to help keep rocky's body as strong as a love that never fades... if he ever lets her leave again. iams. keep love strong. manhunt continues for a fugitive ex- cop. the new obstacle that will help him cover his tracks. plus: double trouble two winter storms barrel down on the northeast. the impact on bay area flights. and grab your coat and umbrella. hi-def doppler is picking up rain in our area. when we can expect to see some sun again. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at
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Feb 16, 2013 7:00am PST
workers in russia are working to row place -- replace windows shattered by a shockwave from an exploding meteor. that unusual event happened yesterday over the city of sha -- >> you're doing better than i did. >> can you help me out with this? thank you. windows were blown out there in more than 4,000 buildings total and at least 1200 people were hurt. most of those injuries came from flying glass. check out this dashboard video camera capturing that meteor as it soared at an estimated 33,000 miles an hour with the force of 20 wild war two atomic bombs. a sonic boom was felt in homes, businesses and classrooms. astronomers say while larger objects can be detected in advance, this particular meteor was too small to be detected by ground telescopes and radar. >> it just snuck up on us and that's not unusual for those small ones. >> the meteor in russia smashed into an icy lake about 70 miles outside of town. none of the injuries are considered life threatening. scientists are going to study the space rocks to gain insight into the origins
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
to say after finally reaching land. >> plus, panic in russia as a meteor streaks through the sky. hundreds are injured but it wasn't from space debris. coming up. >> reporter: a wild police car chase through city streets ends in five people being injured. we'll tell you how it went down next. a huge fireball over russia hu meteor showe >>> thousands every passengers on the cruise from hell are finally back on land. >> a huge fireball. hundreds injured by a meteor showers. scientists caught off guard. >> mild weather around the bay area. get ready for a warm day ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. >> so far things look good on 880 between oakland and san leandro. a look at your friday morning commute coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's friday, february 15. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 5:00 now. and some developing news some wild news an amazing video this morning from russia. here it is! a meteor shooting across the skies shortly after sunrise. the video is already up and on youtube. amazing
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
smashes into russia and it doesn't only smash into russia. it smashes as the biggest fall in 100 years and that last one in tunguska in 1908 was only 3,000 miles from this one. that's the longest astronomical hole in one you can possibly imagine. >> the video was incredible. >> reporter: incredible. >> i want to ask you, like, how often does this sort of thing happen asteroids and meteorites? how often do they come this close to earth? >> reporter: welsh the one that happened this morning, you know, was the biggest one since 1908. we got a fireball at least once a day but most of the time it's over the ocean. something this big doesn't happen more than once in a century and the near miss something like this near miss, about once every 40 years, elizabeth. >> wow. all right, brian hackney, thank you. >>> you can see more of that amazing video of the meteor as well as the photo gallery of its path of destruction on our website, cbssf.com. >>> new details on the assassination threat against state senator leland yee. the man who turned his home into a
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
-800-progressive. >>> hundreds hurt when a meteor slams into russia. >> the size of a house. >> it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brimstone. >> home at last, passengers from that crippled cruise ship finally back on land. >> i am hungry and in need of a hot shower. that's all i want is a hot shower. >> brings a whole new meaning to the term poop deck. >> carnival will have a lot of work to do to do away with the damage it's done to its reputation. >> oscar pistorius broke down in tears as the charge of murder was laid against him. >> a terrible crash this downtown san francisco. >> what's in that box, what's in that drawer? >> a delicate search continues in the south bay. >> bomb techs are going through this house room by room sifting through junk that's piled four feet high looking for bombs. >> investigators believe that crash and rob as we're calling it lasted perhaps about a minute. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> your realtime captioner: linda marie
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
of a meteor exploding over russia. and that was just one of the big stories in space today. >>> now at 6:30 incredible images and sound of a meteor exploding over russia. that was just one of the big stories in space today. the 10-ton space rock shattered with enough force to break glass and blow down doors. cbs reporter edward lawrence shows us the aftermath. >> reporter: the meteor exploded over a small russian town and caused a shock wave. glass shattered. >> the earth's atmosphere acts like concrete. it disintegrates in midair called air burst and the pressure wave from that the shock wave knocked out windows. >> reporter: it rocked a mountain rage in chelyabinsk 900 miles east of moscow. scientists say it was the size of a large bus traveling at least 33,000 miles per hour. some fragments fell to the ground. but it's unclear if they hit anyone. the meteor came without warning stunning a canadian hockey player now living in russia. >> i hear this loud bang, i live in a 24 story building on the 23rd floor and all of a sudden i looked up and the lig
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Feb 15, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> first astonishment in russia this morning. >> that it is norah, a ten-ton meteor blasted across the sky faster than the speed of sound. chunks of meteor crashed to earth, causing panic and injuring more than 500 people. >> meteorites landed near a mountain range near a famous soviet nuclear weapons site. mark phillips is in london good morning. >> good morning, norah, j.b. they got an eye opener of their own in the euro mountains, 900 miles east of moscow this morning. it was a sunrise of biblical proportions, a sky full of fire and brim stonestone. you have to see it and hear it to appreciate it. cold, dawn sky and then this. some of the noise came from sonic booms caused by meteor fragments traveling faster than the speed of sound but other explosions seem to have come from impact. or you're driving to work and you see this. or you're teaching in your classroom, and -- or hearing the commotion, you look out of your apartment window and then -- the onslaught caused widespread damage to buildings and to people. several hundred were hurt many due to flying glass and
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Feb 16, 2013 1:35am PST
that uncommon, but the fact that the asteroid happened in russia simply has more people watching the skies tonight. and kpix 5 reporter david jackson joining us now. you saw it with your own eyes? >> reporter: i sure did, christin. it was mighty bright. i've seen plenty of meteors over the years and i don't recall seeing one with such a tail and quite as bright a light as this particular one was. we were here working on another story in san francisco at the time, and i looked up immediately and saw this streak across what is for us the western sky, and immediately i looked at people on the sidewalk, all looking up and pointing as well. so yes, it was quite a moment. and with all the meteor activity that we've heard plenty about over the last couple of days, no surprise that people were even more sort of taken by what they had just seen. and we were looking at each other and saying, did i really see that? it was remarkable and very interesting. we'll have more from the mission district, coming up in just a few more minutes. so right now back to you
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
on the power of that meteor that slammed into russia friday morning local time. scientists say the three-ton space rock had the potential to level an entire city if it made a direct hit. tatiana anderson explains how much worse the damage could have been if the meteor hit a more populous area. >> reporter: a meteor exploded over the region. friday's blast damaged more than 4,000 buildings. this man says his aquarium cracked and the glass on his door broke into pieces. crews are working overtime to rebuild shattered windows. the governor wants them all replaced within a week, because this area is so cold. nasa estimates the meteor exploded with the force of at least 20 hiroshima atomic bombs. >> it could have probably leveled every single building in an area the size of chicago. >> reporter: local officials say the explosion injured more than 1,000 people and caused about 33 million in damage. cameras captured the meteor in the sky over russia. now crews are trying to find fragments in a leg about 50 miles from chelyabinsk. scientists say an even
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
hacked. >>> and later, dash cam craze. we'll look at russia's obsession with dashboard cameras which was highlighted by last week's meteor explosion. >>> this is the "cbs morning news." t week's meteor explosion. >>> this is the "cbs morning news." [ sniffs ] bacon?! gotta get that bacon! bacon?! bacon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh, la, la... oh, i say is that bacon?! oh, good heavens! bacon! bacon! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... it's bacon!!! mmm i love you, i love bacon. i love you. i love bacon. i love you. beggin' strips! there's no time like beggin' time. and check out beggin' thick cut. i'm gonna need a bigger mouth! [old english accent] i doth declare that thou have brought overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discount
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
're finding rocks from space and russia, the meteorite fragments appeared friday morning when the huge meteor was seen over the area and it exploded over russia. the blast shattered thousands of windows and caused hundreds of injuries and they're replaced more than half of the broken glass. 40 people are still in the hospital and they found the fragments around the hole in the lake there. they're still doing testing. >> looks like the weather is beautiful there, too. >> absolutely. >> those could be worth more than their weight in goal and because they caused damage and injury, they're probably worth more, more valuable. >> how big, are they going to find huge chunks. >> that ice looks like it's broken up pretty big. >>> we are looking at very nice weather coming our way, although it's going to be cooler, but it's going to stay dry outside. we have big changes in the not too distant future. you can see the trough beginning to dig items out of the west coast. cooler temperatures but big changes on the way as early as tomorrow. we're expecting a chan
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Feb 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
in russia maybe. i don't think we've ever seen this. referee gets knocked down by the player, okay. calmly, he takes off his helmet, puts it down. and there he goes again! >> oh! >> oh, man! saturday night at the fights! russian hockey! the ref is mad and is just not gonna take it anymore! i love that! >>> all right. we'll be right back. what's that? when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. don't wait for presidents' day to save on a new mattress. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. plus, free delivery, set-up, and removal of your old set. keep more presidents in your wallet. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. superior service best selection lowest p
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
with it. a 10-ton space bomb that went off over russia yesterday, powerful not to knock down brick walls. but until those final seconds in the skies over chelyabinsk, no one saw it coming. in this day and age, how is that possible? kpix 5 sharon chin tells us the answer is pretty simple. >> reporter: a bus-sized fireball exploded across the russian sky. dashboard video cameras captured the meteor soaring an estimated 33,000 miles an hour, with the force of two world war ii atomic bombs. [ sound of explosions ] >> reporter: the explosion shattered thousands of windows and injured about 1,000 people in chelyabinsk. the sonic boom was felt in booms and classrooms. astronomers call it cosmic coincidence that the meteor struck on the same day that an asteroid passed near the earth. but why did we know about the asteroid a year in advance, yet have no warning about the meteor? >> it just snuck up on us. that's not unusual for the small ones. >> reporter: an astronomer at chabot space and science center says the meteor was too small to detect by r
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> well, coming up on the "morning news," black gold. people in russia are collecting fragments from the meteorite that crashed into their town now said to be worth a whole lot of money. this is the "cbs morning news." are just $1 each friday through monday only, at petsmart®. parentheses have a place but not on your face. juvÉderm® xc is the gel filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out lines right here. temporary side effects include redness, pain, firmness, swelling bumps, or risk of infection. ask your doctor about juvÉderm® xc. hey! hey honey! hey alan. uh, hey.... i'm bob, we talked at the tax store. i did your taxes. i thout you were a tax expert? today, i'm a master plumber. major tax stores advertise for preparers with "no tax experience necessary." at turbotax, you only get answers from cpas, eas or tax attorneys - all real tax experts. ...than h&r block stores and all other major tax stores combined. [ female announcer ] how do you define your moment? the blissful pause just before that rich sweetness touches your lips. the delightful discovery the mid-
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Feb 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
bron james, 32, they win it 107-97. and out of this in russia. do you see this? the referee gets knocked down by a player. okay. the ref, takes off his helmet. puts it on the ice and then he goes after the player. there they go. [ laughter ] hockey nights! >> wow! >> russian hockey. how about that? >> that is fantastic. where the refs are tough, too. they are not taking anything. >> nope. >> keep your helmet on. [ laughter ] >> coming up on a special edition of kpix news at 11:30, after the grammys, a jump goes wrong. bay area man free falls 13,000 feet but he survives. the stunt caught on camera. >> incredible story. that will do it for us. "60 minutes" is next. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle
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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
damage from friday's high altitude meteor explosion in russia could run more than 30 million dollars. thousands of people over a wide area are spending this weekend replacing windows shattered by shock waves from the blast. south african television last night aired a reality show starring reeva steenkamp the model shot to death on valentine's day in the pretoria home of olympic track star oscar pistorius. this morning a minister prayed with pistorius at the jail where he's being held on murder charges. we'll have more on this later on sunday morning. pakistan says at least 81 people were killed and nearly 200 injured were injured when a bomb exploded yesterday at a vegetable market in a mostly shiite neighborhood. many of the wounded are said to be in critical condition. usa today reports that the draft of a proposed white house immigration bill allows for legal residency for millions of illegal immigrants within the next eight years or so. love is in the air in south korea, lots of love. today 3500 couples exchanged vows in a mass ceremony outside seoul. the brides and grooms are me
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Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >>> pieces of the meteorite that are exploding over russia are turning up in the ural mountains. 50 fragments have been found in a frozen lake and they are looking for a larger chunk under water. it is mostly rock with a bit of iron mixed in. friday's blast shattered thousands of windows and murd injured hundreds of people. >> there were 30 bucks. with gold? >> people are going to want to get a hold of all of that. >> a lot of collectors out there. >> yes. >> i'm interested. >> yes. >> i got something else very exciting to tell you. we have rain coming our way. it looks like some unsettled air headed in our direction now. high def doppler radar showing things fairly quiet at this hour and we have a couple of reports of drizzle outside as well. and we will have to wait a little bit for the raindrops but we may not have to wait long. in fact a lot of clouds early on today. but the temperatures are staying very cool. 51 degrees in concord. 49 in santa rosa. 50 in san jose. and 51 degrees in san francisco. throughout the afternoon, the tempera
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
. no guesswork required. better information. better care. kaiserpermanente. thrive. >>> how did russia even get this amazing footage. >> motorists have turned to dash cams for physical protection. >> a fighter chopper fly-by or a fighter jetfully-by or, i don't know, tanks! how unfazed are russians? even their cows in a mass cow tipping just [ bleep ] get up and they're like -- >> they take everything -- i haven't been to russia. do they take everything in stride in russia? >> i think that's the deal. >>> a top official is out of a job and others may be in big trouble. it all stems from a deadly accident caused by a looking or put each other rather than justice. >> cbs news accident jack porter is life. good morning. >> good morning. >> what happened here? >> it's sort of difficult to get a handle on it. first of all, you have to realize. it's not unusual. the officer didn't show up. that can happen. sometimes that happens. also it's not terribly unusual that the victims apparently weren't given notice so that they were not there. sometimes that stuff falls through the cracks.
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00am PST
pieces of space rock from a giant meteor that hit russia. >>> and how a california woman is getting a little closer to the soldier father she never met 3q lysol believes no toilet is complete, until it's completely clean. lysol toilet bowl cleaner gives you maximum coverage from the rim down to the water line to kill 99.9% of germs. and removes stains better than clorox toilet bowl cleaner with bleach. so if you want to do the whole job, lysol's got you covered. lysol. mission for health. and for an incredibly clean and fresh bowl with every flush, try the no mess automatic toilet bowl cleaner. ♪ ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ ♪ i don't wanna be right ♪ [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. [ female announcer ] try new honey nut cheerios medley crunch, with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. road is expected to be reopened shortly. it'
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Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
earth on the same day that a streaking meteor exploded over russia injuring about 1,100 people. elaine quijano is here in new york with the latest. good morning to you elaine. >> reporter: good morning to you, anthony. it did come on the heels of two other cosmic events including an asteroid that missed hitting the earth by some 17,000 miles. now in space terms scientists say that was a close call. and there you see it. this streak of life is the asteroid, half the length of a football field and hurtling past earth at 17,400 miles per hour. >> it's a remarkable moment that passes by and then it will be headed out. >> reporter: scientists expect thad close call but they didn't expect what happened less than 24 hours earlier in a small russian town about 900 miles east of moscow. a meteorite shot through the skies in rough shah was about the size of a bus, weighed ten tons, and when it hit the earth, it exploded like an atomic bomb shattering glass and sending people into a panic. more than 1,000 people were hurt, most by flying glachls canadian mark canadian hocke
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Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
." the meteor flying across russia was traveling at more than 43 miles an hour. >> we wondering why so many cameras were rolling in such a remote part of the world so we asked terrell brown to show us the down-to-earth answer. >> reporter: the once-in-a-lifetime event was over in seconds. moments after a meteorite streaked across the morning sky and exploded above the russian city o chill lob bins video flooded the internet. it was purely by chance captured by small dash-mount cameras that are now the latest fad among russian car owners. motorists have turned to dash cams for self-protection. visual proof on possible corrupt police officers or insurance carriers who stage accidents like this one. in a country where the highways are as lawless as a violent west, the tool is more than just for corruption. it's become a national obsession, documenting carnage on the nation's roadway from gruesome car crashes to extreme road rage this new russian reality show has few limits. last december this video of a plan crashing into a moscow highway went viral, but on friday mo
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
as congress investigates whether drone killings are legal. and after russia banned adoptions by americans, robert and kim summers went to moscow anyway, hoping to bring back a son. elaine quijano has the rest of their story. >> don't let these children suffer, please. that's all we ask. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special western edition. three people are dead and a massive manhunt is on after a former los angeles police officer allegedly launched a rampage of revenge. christopher dorner was fired by the lapd is 2008. tonight, it appears that every officer on the forces is a potential
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Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
is not china or russia. it's some private actor or one of these terrorist states that get this access and as yet they do not seem to have the capabilities of the big powers. >> one of the things that changed the story since august when the legislation failed is the iranian activity-- i think the iranians-- you know, the chinese-- some chinese officials once said to me, "you don't have to worry about us disrupting wall street because we own it. so why would we do that?" fair point. same for the russians. but the iranians are a little crazier, and i think you're seeing a shift in industry as they think about we're facing pup more dynamic opponent. there's been another development, too, which both n.s.a., the national security agency, and their australian counter-parts have identified basic measures that really put us at risk so we can new say, "here's what you need to do to make us safer." the question is how do you get companies to go along and that's going to be a debate. >> schieffer: let's go around the table start with you jane. what do we need to do? >> on cyber? i think the counc
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
chelyabinsk in central russia a flash of light emerges out of a clear blue sky. it becomes a streak, then a foreboding glow. it leaves a trail and other it cameras are drawn skyward until-- ( explosions and screaming ) -- a blast and its echoes areuntil-- captured here and here. some of the explosions are the sonic boom caused by a space object the size of a large bus moving through the air at what the russian academy of science said was 33,000 miles an hour. if you were in your apartment, you suspected something was up. and then you were sure. if you thought you were safe in a classroom, you weren't. it caused widespread damage to buildings, blew out thousands of windows, knocked down walls. miraculously, the damage to people was minor, mostly cuts from splintered glass. michael garnett, a canadian goalie who plays for chelyabinsk in the russian hockey league hasas felt a few bangs in his time but nothing like this. >> reporter: 70 miles outside of town a meteor-shaped hole in the ice of a lake indicates the visitor nameless visitor's last resting place. meteorite fragments were sc
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
in russia today said that they have found more than 50 meteorite fragments from that space rock that blasted into siberia on friday. they're finding pieces of it around a hole that it punched ins a lake. some residents are selling fragments on the internet. 1,500 people were hurt by flying glass when the rock, estimated at 10,000 tons, created a shock wave as it tore through thes atmosphere. we have new details tonight on what went wrong aboard that stranded carnival cruise ship last week. the coast guard tells us that the fire in the ship's engine room was caused by a leak in a fuel line. the fire knocked out power and plumbing. it took five days to tow more than 4,000 passengers and crew to port. what's behind the huge spike in gas prices? we'll look at the man who built the lakers, jerry buss. and why would someone pay more than half a million dollars for this leather jacket? because of the man who wore it. when the "cbs evening news" continues. ♪ ♪ i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol and any of these risk factors can put them at in
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30pm PST
. those talks would likely be brokered by the u.s., and also by russia. >> pelley: emphasis on "possible talks." clarissa, thank you very much. clarissa has another story for us tonight about some of the people who are suffering the most. a few of the many rebel groups are connected to islamic radicals, and christians who have lived in syria for more than 2,000 years are now fleeing right next door. >> reporter: this convent in the mountains of lebanon is a refuge for syrian christians who have been forced from their home and their country. there have been christians in syria as long as there have been christians. now, they are caught up in a civil war, increasingly dominated by islamic militants. "we came to lebanon because there is no more living in syria," aphram said. "it's dead there." he made the dangerous journey out of syria with his wife and three children two months ago. already, churches have been burned, homes destroyed, and christians kidnapped. who are you most afraid of? "we are afraid of both sides the armed militias and the government," he told us. "one side is shelling
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> yes, it is. there's another one from afghanistan. there's one from russia with bullet holes in it. >> reporter: it looks like a museum. >> well, it is, or it likes like a garage school. >> reporter: if it's a museum, his students have been the curators for 27 years. >> i want you to look over these files. >> reporter: each semester this teacher at st. john's high school in indiana hands out names of troops in his state who died at war and assigns students to find their families. >> we're putting a story behind thee their names. they're no longer just names. they are people. they had lives, they went to school, they had friends, they have feelings. >> reporter: how many families have your students talked with? >> hundreds. >> reporter: did you ever care about history before this class? >> honestly no. i was just kind of one of the people that were like, it's just in the past. >> reporter: victoria moralez was one of clark's students last year. she was assigned to find the family of army specialist mathew franz. franz was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb in ir
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Feb 26, 2013 7:00am PST
of russia that makes for the most contaminated nuclear site on the planet. >> wow. >> at the time of sequester, taxpayers spend $2 billion per year just maintaining the cleanup operation. then it was revealed that hundreds of gallons of high-level toxic waste have been leaking over the last several years right into the ground. eventually into the ground water and maybe the columbia river. >> you say the most contaminated site in the world behind places in russia. who's at risk? >> we have to realize that nuclear waste is a toxic witch's brew of chemicals, the most dangerous known to science. plutonium, enriched uranium, nitric acid solvents all mixed in a liquid vat. and we have 56 million gallons worth of this toxic stuff. to get this into perspective, to get your head around this imagine 80 olympic-sized swimming pools containing the most toxic substance known to science of which two olympic-size swimming pools have leaked right into the ground and eventually into the water table and, perhaps, even into people's drinking water. >> what are you going to do? >> we
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
. in russia in 1908 a near carbon copy plowed into siberia giving russia a black eye. it wiped out thousands of real estate and was about the size of an apartment building and hit the force of three to ten tons of tnt. remember if it hit new york city it would really ruin your valentine's day. we're talking about a flash of light, a fire ball emerging and then we would have meteors and a firestorm spreading out to about 20 miles. that means long island westchester, fairfield county. >> you say it with such enthusiasm. and then it would go this far and everyone would die and there would be nothing left. we should say it's just animation it's animation. we dodge add bullet. it's not going to hit us. how rng we should point out there is other good news and that is very large objects like a mile across could wipe out life forms like dinosaurs, so the very fact that we're here talking today talk about this is because one wiped out the dinosaurs that was six miles across. it was a planet buster. and we're here today because of that fact, because of the fact that a gigantic o
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
is on for the pieces of meteor that slammed into russia last week scientists confirm they have found more than 50 small meteorites tonight surface of a frozen lake. people have started combing through in a rush to get their hands tonight meteorite valued at 40 times the current cost of gold. >>> new way to watch tv after the break. the app that opens up another world of viewers right to their phone. >>> on the radar now we are seeing showers for only the second time the entire month. how much will you get in your town? i'll answer that after the break. >>> the giants will have a new starting pitcher opening day, and the hill billy from heaven are live. live report coming up. -- again. the state started >>> a fee that pays for fire prevention services in california's rural areas is under fire again. the state started collecting the fire fee last year. now governorrier reimbursements brown wants -- jerry brown wants to expand it. the fee has been used for wildfire investigations even though it was supposed to be used only for preventative measures. >>> ch
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
for the 2014 olympics in russia. glad it wasn't worse though. it looked pretty bad. it's going to take a year to repair that and the olympics are a year away. >>> the suddenly cold sharks are getting days off after three losses in four days. what's up with that? in san jose last night chicago's jonathan got the steal to pass the puck. patrick kane buried it. a late empty netter gave chicago a 5-3 victory. sharks have lost three in a row. the blackhawks are the only nhl team without a loss in regulation this season 5-3. >>> houston there was a problem! last night the warriors in town. no fun. palo alto's jeremy lin had a game-high 28 for the rockets. houston putting on a clinic behind the arc tying an nba record 14 threes in the first half alone 23 in the game. lin had a career-high five of them. the final score, 140-109. the warriors were creamed in houston. but it's a warriors three- pointer that makes our play of the day. why not. first half, steph curry going to launch from half court and you know what happened? one, two, three, there it goes!
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Feb 17, 2013 8:30am PST
hir seem as. that's a nasty bit of business. russia got clobbered one other time when a rock about 330 feet across exploded, unleashed a 30-megaton blast. so these things do happen. >> schieffer: what is the likelihood of something like that happening gaining? we have a pretty good idea of what's out there but not 100% idea of what's out there. >> that's absolutely true. the likelihood of one of the rocks that just passed by we have one of them about every 40 years and it hits the ground every 1200 years. even though that's a love human lifetimes, it's something we want to avoid. we know in the 100 to 150-foot range there are a million such objects out there. nasa is doing a very good job cataloging all the ones they can, but so far they've been able to find just about 10,000 of them. so we're a little ways away from having the complete inventory. >> schieffer: well, let me just ask you this question-- is there something the government ought to be doing or science ought to be doing that it's not doing? >> actually, believe it or not we are handling this one well. in 1995, nasa authoriz
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
) at the same time we'll engage russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands. because our ability to influence others depends on our willingness to lead and meet our obligations. america must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber attacks. (applause) now we know hackers steal people's identities and infiltrate private e-mails. we know foreign countries and companies swipe our corporate secrets. now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. we can not look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face of real threats to our security and our economy. that's why earlier today i signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses by increasing information sharing and developing standards to protect our national security, our jobs, and our privacy. (applause) but now congress must act as well bypassing legislation to give our government a greater capacity
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
." the u.s. u.n. russia and china are condemning north korea's latest nuclear test. we'll tell you what president obama will say about that tonight's state of the union. >>> lightning strikes the vatican hours after the pope's shocking announcement. >>> first, here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8:00 ". >> there are indications north korea may conduct a second test. this time of a missile. >> north korea defied the world yet again. they confirm they conducted their third nuclear weapons test. >> destabilizing to the region a threat to the united states it's a threat to the international security. >> the president came to power with a world view fundamentally different. >> i've never heard him say i want to reduce u.s. influence in the world. >> you never heard himself call himself a liberal until the election. >> they reveal the pope had been wearing a pace maker. >> how will the election of a new pope come about? >> we're going do see an openness to where does the church need to be going? how do we move the church into the 21st century. >> i understa
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am PST
" says meteor fragments that exploded over russia are fetching sky-high prices on line. one small chunk is being sold for $10,000. experts are warning buyers to watch out for fakes. the real ones should have a smooth crust like baked bread. even then the meteorites still need to be verified by professionals. >>> "the boston globe" says more women are breadwinners in the family, making up 47% of household earnings up from 38% in 1988. the husband's amount has dropped to 58%. the last recession hit men especially hard. >>> the "wall street journal" says scientists are looking at how much genetics play a role in whether you like exercising your lung capacity and ability to carry oxygen can affect how much you move around. those who don't normally exercise or work out too quickly may be pushing themselves beyond their limits. >>> chris o'donnell got his first real smell of success in the al pacino movie "scent of a woman." how he plays a special agent on "ncis los angeles." here's more from the episode. >> my daughter's school is doing a living history book. all the
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Feb 15, 2013 3:10am PST
the sky, a meteor >>> from the sky, a meteor scorches the skies over russia, hundreds are hurt, buildings are damaged, and it may be because of an asteroid set to fly by earth closer today. >>> and excited passengers excited to get off a crippled cruise ship after spending days adrift on the open water. >> never again on my life will i ever even walk around a cruise ship. i'm done. captioning funded by cbs news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 15th, 2013. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with a frightening meteor strike in russia. now, meteor sightings are a common occurrence, but not incidents that cause injury and damage. the russian interior ministry says more than 400 people were injured when the meteor, possibly part of a meteor shower, hit like a missile near the euro mountains about a thousand miles east of moscow and it's near a former soviet union weapons site. the meteor streaked across the sky this morning with a loud boom, leaving a thick
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